1. Pakistan: Family of missing activist Samar Abbas file petition to secure his release

Pakistan: Family of missing activist Samar Abbas file petition to secure his release

The family of activist Samar Abbas, who was abducted by unidentified persons early this year, has filed a petition with the Islamabad High Court to secure his release at the earliest.

By: | Islamabad | Published: February 11, 2017 10:28 PM
Samar Abbas, who is the president of Civil Progressive Alliance Pakistan (CPAP) went missing from Islamabad Since January 7 this year. (Reuters) Samar Abbas, who is the president of Civil Progressive Alliance Pakistan (CPAP) went missing from Islamabad Since January 7 this year. (Reuters)

The family of activist Samar Abbas, who was abducted by unidentified persons early this year, has filed a petition with the Islamabad High Court to secure his release at the earliest.

The IG Islamabad, SSP FIA, intelligence agencies and the Interior Ministry have been made respondents in the case in the petition filled by Samar’s brother, Ash’ar Abbas.

In his petition, Abbas has pleaded that the court orders his brothers’ release and ensure his safety.

Samar Abbas, who is the president of Civil Progressive Alliance Pakistan (CPAP) went missing from Islamabad Since January 7 this year.

Samar is an activist based in Karachi who is affiliated to various forums that have been raising their voices against atrocities committed against minority groups in the country.

An FIR has already been lodged by Samar’s family over his disappearance.

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